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Reading Enrichment had fun with several Reading activities reinforcing letter sounds.

We enjoyed the book “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover“. The students identified the sequence in the story during the read aloud.  The teacher wrote it on a board and the students drew illustrations for the words.  For the Whole Group Activity the students played a letter sound identification game using Floor Letter Mats.  They were given a picture and then
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Hoping for Spring so we painted beautiful Poppies!

In Art Enrichment we used two different types of brushes, flat and round, to paint Poppies.  We also painted our Poppies from two different perspectives; the first was looking down from the top and the second was from a side view.  We learned that two different types of brushes make very different lines and we do not need to use a lot of paint. 
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Mangia! Buon Appetito!

In Cooking Enrichment we enjoyed cooking Italian food plus we learned some Italian words. The chefs were very excited about speaking Italian.  We made delicious Stuffed Shells filled with three different cheeses (formaggio) and we also made garlic  bread (pane). We grated the ‘elephant garlic’ which is much larger than regular garlic and much easier for little hands to handle and grate.  Almost everyone
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We had fun with Mrs. Y and also preparing for Saint Patrick’s Day!

We spent the week learning some wonderful nursery rhymes and retelling them as we played and created fantastic artwork.  We also met Mrs. Y “Yodeling Yawn” and discovered words that began and ended with “Y” including children whose names end with “Y”.  We searched for lucky coins as we played coin flipping games.  We had so much fun creating tricky traps in the hopes
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The 5 Day Pre-K had a UNIQUE wonderful week with Mrs. U!

The children in the 5 Day Pre-K class had a UNIQUE week with Mrs. U.  The children found her UP on a book shelf.  They enjoyed making UMBRELLAS and making a face out of U’s.  The children were very excited about St. Patrick’s Day and enjoyed many fun activities to prepare for it.  The children took a STEM activity very seriously when they were
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Rhyming with Dr. Seuss!

In Reading Enrichment we focused on identifying the beginning sounds of words. The students identified the letters and their sounds and linked the letter sound to the pictures from the story.  The goal was to identify the LETTER, the SOUND and the PICTURE that begins with the sound.  Students matched up ending parts of the words that make up a rhyme such as: box   – 
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We made our own colorful mosaics in Art Enrichment!

In Afternoon Art Enrichment we made our own animal and bird mosaics.  We talked about how mosaic is a decorative art involving colored small pieces of glass, stone, minerals, and fragments of pottery or other materials.  It is an ancient art with roots in Rome, Greece and Mesopotamia.  For our mosaics we used various dried beans including lentils, green split peas, red lentils and
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We had a WONDERFUL and WACKY WEEK!

The children in the 5 Day Pre-K class had a wonderful week with Mrs. W.  The children found her in our library looking at weather books.  Her favorite thing is words and the children had a fun week looking for words and Ws in books and painting with watercolors.  Mrs. W also taught them about all kinds of weather, we think she brought the
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We had another fun-filled week with Dr. Seuss!

Despite some snowfall mid week, the children had a great and busy week at school!  We continued to celebrate Dr Seuss’ birthday and all things rhyming with books like “One Fish, Two Fish”, “The Foot Book”  and “Put Me in The Zoo”. We started our mini study on balls and spheres, which will continue all month!  The children brainstormed all the things they know
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We learned about rhyming with Dr. Seuss in Reading Enrichment.

We read “The Cat in the Hat”  by Dr. Seuss.  The children noticed the rhyming words and we listed the words on the board according to their ending letters such as at, cat, mat, hat,  and all, ball, fall, and ish, fish, wish, dish, and an, fan, pan. In small group, the children sorted through ending letters and formed rhyming word groups from the story.  We
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